1528 Masters Programs in Social Sciences

Master's degrees often represent a continuation of studies and a refinement of academic focus. These courses tend to require a bachelor's degree for entry and typically take at least two years to complete. What is a Master in Social Sciences? The social sciences are most often defined in terms of specializations. A prospective student is likely to encounter programs in areas such as anthropology,… Read more

Master's degrees often represent a continuation of studies and a refinement of academic focus. These courses tend to require a bachelor's degree for entry and typically take at least two years to complete.

What is a Master in Social Sciences? The social sciences are most often defined in terms of specializations. A prospective student is likely to encounter programs in areas such as anthropology, linguistics, economics, political science, sociology and history. However, there are also opportunities in this discipline for students who wish to pursue a hybrid or interdisciplinary program. In general, a social sciences master's degree takes students through an exploration of research methods and philosophy in addition to discussions of specific topics. These programs frequently feature projects requiring a blend of primary and secondary research, as well as extensive discussions, both written and verbal.

The ability to consider society from an academic perspective is often useful in many aspects of a graduate's life, from making travel more enjoyable to helping in personal relationships. Holding a master's degree might also provide a candidate with a certain level of initial credibility during the job search process.

Check with each institution for the most relevant tuition estimates. These figures vary depending on each school and might even change from year to year.

Many social scientists tend to graduate and go on to apply to doctoral programs. A PhD or other terminal degree programs might afford an opportunity for students to pursue specific interests through research. A social science master’s degree holder might find employment in any number of positions, depending on his or her specialization. Examples include data analysis, project management, fundraising or grant writing. There is also the possibility for graduates to qualify for corporate executive positions, such as vice president.

Each institution tends to offer distinct advantages. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Middlesex University Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

With the rise of sustainable development as a major issue of the international policy agenda, it is essential that global intergovernmental and governmental agencies, internat ... +

With the rise of sustainable development as a major issue of the international policy agenda, it is essential that global intergovernmental and governmental agencies, international organizations, international businesses, and other groups/organizations have access to professionals that hold the necessary analytical skills and knowledge to address these challenging governance issues in varying contexts. This master's degree aims to provide students with skills to become such a professional - enhancing their knowledge and skills with respect to global governance approaches and instruments focused on environmental sustainability and social justice. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes
London, United Kingdom +4 More

Our MAs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of l ... +

Our MAs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of law. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
Jan 2020
Campus
Online
 
University of Law Online Postgraduate
London, United Kingdom

Our MAs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of l ... +

Our MAs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of law. -
MA
Part-time
24 months
English
Jan 2020
Online
 
Arcadia University Department of Historical and Political Studies
Glenside, USA

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Be a Part of the Solution. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
English
Campus
 
GISMA ULaw
Berlin, Germany

The MSc Financial Compliance course has been designed to provide students with the strategic skills to not only analyse regulations and compliance functions but also at other ... +

The MSc Financial Compliance course has been designed to provide students with the strategic skills to not only analyse regulations and compliance functions but also at other risks faced by financial institutions including market, credit and liquidity. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Unicaf University (MW)
New York, USA +14 More

Psychology and human behavior at the workplace is becoming increasingly important for any organization. This Master’s degree is suitable, among others, for working professiona ... +

Psychology and human behavior at the workplace is becoming increasingly important for any organization. This Master’s degree is suitable, among others, for working professionals in big organizations and for all those who want to understand how human interaction affects the working environment. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
18 months
English
Campus
Online
 
University of Bonn
Bonn, Germany

The Master of European Studies - Governance and Regulation is a one-year postgraduate program offered by the University of Bonn at the Center for European Integration Research ... +

The Master of European Studies - Governance and Regulation is a one-year postgraduate program offered by the University of Bonn at the Center for European Integration Research (ZEI). Under the leadership of ZEI professors and a flying faculty of renowned experts from across the EU, you will be part of an international group of students with diverse backgrounds and experiences. -
Master
Full-time
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
UC San Diego School Of Global Policy & Strategy
San Diego, USA

This professional degree allows students to combine UC San Diego’s rigorous professional training with a specialist’s interest in China. Students are trained to use cross-disc ... +

This professional degree allows students to combine UC San Diego’s rigorous professional training with a specialist’s interest in China. Students are trained to use cross-disciplinary tools to dig deeply into the economics and politics of China, as well as to consider its place in the Asia Pacific region and its relationship with the U.S. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H)
Witten, Germany

The Master programme Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Witten/Herdecke University offers cutting-edge education at the intersection of the social sciences and philos ... +

The Master programme Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Witten/Herdecke University offers cutting-edge education at the intersection of the social sciences and philosophy. Unlike other Master programmes in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, the focus in Witten (Germany) is on the sound academic analysis of real-life problems in an increasingly interconnected world. It addresses the challenges of the 21st century in a globalized ... -
Master
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Campus
 
Queen Mary Online
London, United Kingdom

This masters programme focuses on the traditional geographic areas of international relations as well as emerging areas of interest in the developing world. It discusses the h ... +

This masters programme focuses on the traditional geographic areas of international relations as well as emerging areas of interest in the developing world. It discusses the historical significance of globalisation and how it relates to a number of key issues in international relations today. -
Master
Part-time
2 years
English
Online
 
Arden University
Coventry, United Kingdom

Typically, you would not be able to study psychology at the masters level without a bachelor-level background. However, this conversion programme allows you to do just that. I ... +

Typically, you would not be able to study psychology at the masters level without a bachelor-level background. However, this conversion programme allows you to do just that. If you hold a bachelor’s (in any subject) but are planning on a change towards the field of psychology, you can now graduate with an MSc Psychology accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) with Arden University. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
18 months
English
Jan 2020
Online
 
Nottingham Trent University Online
UK Online, United Kingdom

Whether you’re looking to negotiate a policy for environmental change or generate solutions to global disputes, the online MA in International Relations from Nottingham Trent ... +

Whether you’re looking to negotiate a policy for environmental change or generate solutions to global disputes, the online MA in International Relations from Nottingham Trent University (NTU) can enrich your experience and unlock a world of career opportunities. -
MA
Part-time
30 months
English
May 2020
01 Apr 2020
Online
 
University of Kentucky Online
Lexington, USA

The University of Kentucky's online CSWE-Accredited MSW program builds the skills you need to pursue your passion, effect change, and advance social justice. Learn more today!

The University of Kentucky's online CSWE-Accredited MSW program builds the skills you need to pursue your passion, effect change, and advance social justice. Learn more today! -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
Gershon H. Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

The M.A. in Migration Studies at Tel Aviv University awards a master's degree in Global Migration and Policy from the TAU School of Social and Policy Studies. It is a 3-4 seme ... +

The M.A. in Migration Studies at Tel Aviv University awards a master's degree in Global Migration and Policy from the TAU School of Social and Policy Studies. It is a 3-4 semester, interdisciplinary master’s program taught in English that offers students the opportunity to engage critically with national and international issues that are at the forefront of today’s debates around migration and policy. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2020
31 May 2020
Campus
 
Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Berlin, Germany

The “Intercultural Conflict Management” Master program was launched by the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASH) in 2002, influenced by the notions of the Kosovo ... +

The “Intercultural Conflict Management” Master program was launched by the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASH) in 2002, influenced by the notions of the Kosovo war in -
Master
Full-time
4 semesters
English, Spanish
Campus